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Media's 'Mass Delusion About Race'

Media’s ‘Mass Delusion About Race’

Not enough connecting the dots with Trump; is FCC’s repeal good or bad for people of color?; to the end, Fats Domino was a New Orleanian; Chicago’s black poor pay 20 percent more for water study shows racial disparities in plea deals; writer subpoenaed in Laquan McDonald case; Telemundo announces investigative unit; female editors, too,...
'America's Most Vulnerable Minority'

‘America’s Most Vulnerable Minority’

Sessions praised for action on ‘gender fluid’ death; ABC nabs Gold Star widow, angry about Trump; CNN pushes back with ‘Facts First’ slogan; Va. paper sorry for black conservative’s column; in too many venues, Asian Americans aren’t there; Fox News covers immigration more, but negatively; one-third say workplace diversity slights white men; Bernal E. Smith...
Video Vindicates Fla. Congresswoman

Video Vindicates Fla. Congresswoman

Chief of staff wrong about Rep. Frederica Wilson; . . . news outlets scramble to explain Niger ambush; what happens when patient demands white M.D.?; Jemele Hill says she deserved her suspension; Torres named first Latina editor of El Paso Times; Martin leaves sports columnist job for WashPost; NAHJ raises $8,000 for equipment in Puerto...
Now, Unpaid 'Uptown' Writers Organize

Now, Unpaid ‘Uptown’ Writers Organize

Union warns potential contributors; ‘a disgusting tap dance that’s all about politics’; U.S. presence in Africa is ‘wildly underreported; Tom Joyner says he’s retiring in two years; Kaepernick grievance seen as blow for player rights; FCC chair breaks silence on Trump tweet; court won’t require emergency alerts in Spanish; ‘MLK50’ aims to reframe Memphis conversation;...